Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Aug 3, 2013

Margherita Salvi (Soprano) (Madrid 1897 - ? 1981 )


with Tito Schipa



She studied under Avelina Carrera in Barcelona, then in Milan with Torati. She made her debut in 1925 at the Teatro della pergola in Florence as Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In 1926  had a great success at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, in the 1926-27 season she appeared at the Italian opera house in Holland. In 1927 she undertook a big Germany tour with guest performances in leading stages. In 1928 she appeared again in Holland. From 1929-32 she was a member of the Chicago Opera, where she debuted as Rosina in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In 1929 she performed at the opera house of Monte Carlo. In 1931 she made guest appearance at the opera of Budapest, in 1934 at the Theatre de la Monnaie of Brussels. In 1933 she sang again at the Italian opera house in Holland. At that time she lived in Paris, since 1936, nevertheless, in New York. In 1937 she appeared again at Chicago Opera in the title role of ‘’La Traviata’’ them lived later in South America. Married to conductor and composer Federico Longas.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1925 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Rigoletto (Gilda)
1925 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1925 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Rigoletto (Gilda)
1925 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1925  Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Municipal Rigoletto (Gilda)
1925 San Paolo  Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1925  Venezia  Teatro Malibran Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926  Cagliari  Teatro Civico Don Pasquale (Norina)
1926  Genova  Teatro Paganini Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926  Cagliari  Teatro Civico Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 'S-Gravenhage  Koninklijke Schouwburg Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1927  Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1927  Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1927 Basilea Stadt Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1927  Berna  Stadt Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1927 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1928 Den Haag  Van Kuust Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1928 Rotterdam  Groote Schouwburg Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1928 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1928  Chicago  Civic Opera House Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1928  Montecarlo  Teatro del Casinâ Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1929 Montecarlo  Teatro del Casinâ Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1929 Milano  Teatro Lirico Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1929 Chicago  Civic Opera House Don Pasquale (Norina)
1930  Chicago  Civic Opera House Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1930  Chicago  Civic Opera House Don Pasquale (Norina)
1930 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1931  Chicago  Civic Opera House Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Fonotipia, Milano 1924-11-18
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fa 152645 Pho5468
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Io sono docile 152646 Pho5469

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-11-19
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Ardon gl'incensi 74250 xxPh5472

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-11-27
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sorge il tremendo fantasma 74249 xxPh5493

HMV, Milano 1925-06-09
Traviata (Verdi):  Un di, felice with Aristodemo Giorgini  R5211 7-254170
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Aristodemo Giorgini R5211 7-254171


6 comments:

  1. Hello, my name is Frederic, I am the great grand son of Margarita Salvi and I live in France.

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    1. Hello Frederic, I'm very glad, nice to meet you, what is your profession? are you a musician?
      All the best
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  2. Hello, my name is Frederic, I am the great grand son of Margarita Salvi and I live in France.

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  3. Hello, I'm not a musician, I're just college theater ... I have many pictures of my great grandmother and hand-written scores of her husband Federico Longas. I met twice in my life my great grandmother Marguerita ... What wonderful memories!

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  4. mail : fregouper@gmail.com
    Phone : 0664351998
    Skype : frederic2881

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  5. Thanks for your comment. I will write on your email
    All the best
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